Samsung Galaxy Gear specs leaked, only four days to go

Samsung Galaxy Gear specs leaked, only four days to goWearable tech isn’t exactly a new concept (just ask Sony and Motorola), but it’s tipped to become the Next Big Thing just as soon as Apple and Samsung get involved.

The Apple iWatch might still be several months away, but Samsung’s effort is definitely landing on Wednesday, and in the meantime we’re getting a look at Galaxy Gear specs.

Specifically, via AmongTech, we’re told to expect Samsung Galaxy Gear specs to include a flat (i.e. non-curved) 2.5in OLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 4MP rear camera with 720p video capture - the latter potentially being ideal for surreptitious recording, hmm.

As for Samsung Galaxy Gear storage, it’ll weigh in at 6GB and 8GB, while speakers will be housed in the Gear’s strap.

Other Samsung Galaxy Gear specs will supposedly include an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, Android Jelly Bean, and battery life of 10 hours, which seems a tad lame.

Samsung has made no bones about its plans for a smartwatch, acknowledging development way back in March this year, and more recently confirming that the Galaxy Gear will launch on September 4 alongside the Galaxy Note 3. As if we hadn’t figured that out already.

As for Apple, it’s tipped to launch the iPhone 5S and budget iPhone 5C in September, the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in October, and the iWatch sometime thereafter.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 31, 2013 at 16:43

10 hours, eh?

Treab  Aug. 31, 2013 at 17:27

and a 4MP rear camera

am i being thick but does that mean i would need to say take my watch off my wrist to take a photo??? really??? also i can only see this selling if bundled with the note/mega

Harryisme  Aug. 31, 2013 at 17:37

10 hours, is more than a little lame, that wouldn't even last a full working day for most people, and considering the battery life that's usually quoted is for optimal conditions and minimal use, you have to shudder to think how long the battery would last for regular usage, 3 hours maybe?

Samsung should have made the first gen phone more basic, it doesn't need a dual core CPU with 1GB or RAM...that all seems overkill to me, unless it's meant to be a replacement for a smartphone and just meant to work alongside it.

Stelph  Sep. 1, 2013 at 06:58

Seriously hope its not 10 hours, if it is its a clear sign that Samsung are releasing the watch far too early in response to reports that apple are releasing one.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 1, 2013 at 10:10

stelph, sounds exatly like it.
And Apple can lean back, and quietly study the flaws and the customer feedback. ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 1, 2013 at 13:04

stelph, sounds exatly like it.
And Apple can lean back, and quietly study the flaws and the customer feedback. ;)

To be fair to Samsung, being first to market gives them a chance to stem the inevitable torrent of lawsuits which they'd receive from Apple if Apple made it to market first. Then again, I'm unconvinced that smart watches are actually going to take off (I think they'll be less popular than tablets) and if there's no money in it, no one will bother suing anyone.

Stelph  Sep. 2, 2013 at 10:20

To be fair to Samsung, being first to market gives them a chance to stem the inevitable torrent of lawsuits which they'd receive from Apple if Apple made it to market first.

Yes and no id have thought, for a smartwatch to actually be worth while I think it has to be able to do something that your mobile cannot, just being a second screen for your mobile doesnt cut it IMO, it needs to be something more like a heart rate/wellness monitor or something along those lines, samsung doesnt seem to be going in that direction ATM and if apple do then Samsung would still end up being sued if they tried to match the functionality

All this is is a slightly larger company doing exactly the same as other companies have done before, sometimes arguably better (e.g. motorola and the motoactv)

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